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The Page Lecture 2018, and a Kingston Book Launch

From the October 23rd lecture in ‘The Page Lectures’ annual series featuring this year’s lecturer Don McKay, you’ll hear a welcome to the event by Phil Hall, then an introduction to Don delivered by Maureen Scott Harris, and then the lecture itself. It will run into the 2nd hour today. Then, following the conclusion of Don McKay’s lecture in ‘The Page Lecture’ for 2018, you’ll hear an October 18th book launch and reading event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, with readings by Heather Cadsby with her latest collection of poetry ‘standing in a flock of connections’, and Sandra Davies with her debut collection ‘giacometti’s girl’ that evening.

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3 Kingston Book Launches

From an October 10th book launch event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Erika Behrisch Elce, reading from and launching her new book ‘Lady Franklin of Russell Square’. Following that, from an October 11th double book launch event again at the bookstore, you’ll hear readings by John Donlan and Mirriam Clavir launching each of theirs: ‘Out All Day’ and ‘Fate Accompli: Murder in Quebec City’. From an October 4th book launch event held again at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear readings by both Kath MacLean launching her book, ‘Translating Air’, and that evening’s host, Elizabeth Greene.

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Two Book Launches: Toronto and Kingston

In the first hour, from the October 28th inaugural launch of the John B. Lee Signature Series imprint with Hidden Brook Press held at the Supermarket Restaurant and Bar in Toronto, you’ll hear readings by John B. Lee, Don Gutterridge, John Di Leonardo, and April Bulmer. In the second hour, from an October 9th book launch and reading at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear readings by Jason Heroux, Neil Surkan, and Abena Beloved Green.

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Alyssa Cooper, Amy Barry, Maureen Garvie, and More

After airing the bulk of the September 22nd ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change’ event at The Spire over the course of the last few weeks, you’ll hear the final two unaired readings in it: Alyssa Cooper’s and Bruce Kauffman’s. Following that, a reading by Amy Barry with Angela Bannon on guitar, recorded in Ireland. And following that, from Maureen Garvie’s September 18th book launch at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear her reading from ‘Almost Invisible’ there. Then, from the September 5th reading in the monthly ‘and the journey continues’ open mic series, you’ll hear readings by Joan Satchwill, Mickeelie Webb, David Wright, Ky Pearce, Sarah Emtage, Anne Graham, Bethany Knapp, Brent Moore, Jennie Marshall, Morgan Chin-Yee, and Sasha Hill.

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One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change, plus a visit from Kaz Lefave

Featuring the afternoon session in that Hundred Thousand Poets for Change event, you’ll hear a reading by Judith Popiel, and then readings from the evening session by Sarah Brown Dunkley, Beth Marie Michalska, Billie the Kid, Haley Sarfeld, Chantel Lavoie, and a final musical performance by Irwin Streight. Then, Queen’s Engineering Alumni and author, Kaz Lefave, who has written three in a series of science fiction fantasy books with a backdrop of environmental realism, is visiting Kingston ahead of her book signing event for the ‘Nemecene’ Trilogy on Saturday and stops by for a short chat.

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Deidre Reitav, Eugene Cornacchia, and More

From the September 22nd ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change – Kingston’ even held at The Spire, you’ll hear readings by Deidre Reitav, Eugene Cornacchia, Sasha Hill, Robert Millard, and Skeye Projects. Don Maynard (creator/producer/filmmaker/piano), Claire Bouvier (violin), John Torres (guitar), Andy Penz (drums), Michelle Girouard (vocals), followed with readings by Andrea O’Farrell, and Yessica Rivera Belsham.

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Book Launches & Queen’s Poetry Slam

First hour featuring, from a September 10th reading and launch event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Penn Kemp reading from and launching two books, ‘Fox Haunts’ and ‘’Local Heroes’, that evening. The event was organized and emceed by Elizabeth Greene. Second hour featuring, from a September 26th event held at the Grad Club, you’ll hear the first Queen’s Poetry Slam event in this university year’s monthly series with readings or performances by Sadie, Connor, Tia, Christian, Holly, Billie the Kid, Tabassum, Kobe, Izzy, and Alyssa Cooper.

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SAPPH DECAF, Donald Mitchell, Anne Graham, and More

First hour featuring, from the September 22nd 100 Thousand Poets for Change event held at The Spire, you’ll hear a musical performance by SAPPH DECAF (Haley Sarfeld/Steph Keilhack), and then readings by Donald Mitchell, Anne Graham, and Elizabeth Greene. Second hour featuring and concluding the first half of that afternoon session of the event, you’ll hear readings by Meg Freer, Bob MacKenzie, songs by Jennie Marshall, and then a musical performance by Erika Lamon.

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100 Thousand Poets for Change, and More

First hour of a two hour show featuring, from an August 20th reading at Novel Idea Bookstore and as emceed by Allison Casteels, you’ll hear readings by Michael Casteels, Jeff Latosik, Catriona Wright, and E. Martin Nolan. Second hour of a two hour show featuring first a reading from the September 22nd ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change’ event in Kingston that will consume much of this show for the next few weeks, you’ll hear Tammy Selena Tuck, with Craig Jones on guitar, reading her dedication poem to Gord Downie. Following that, you’ll hear readings by Merilyn Simonds and Wayne Grady at the September 6th double launch of their books: ‘Refuge’, and ‘Up from Freedom’ held in the Davies Lounge of The Grand Theatre.

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Writer in Residence Catherine Hernandez, Journey Continues Open Mic, and More

As originally aired at 4 p.m. on October 5, 2018 on CFRC. We start with, as emceed by Carolyn Smart at Watson Hall, the September 21st ‘Welcome and Introduction’ of Catherine Hernandez as the fall term Writer-in-Residence at Queen’s University. About an hour will be filled with Catherine’s reading, discussion, and Q&A. Then you’ll hear the final 3 readings in the August 7th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic event with readings by Eric Folsom, Joshua Schyff, and Bruce Kauffman. Then as we begin the September readings in the same series, you’ll hear readings by Gwen Whitford, Alyssa Cooper, and Jaimee Pifer.  

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